A new study suggests that urban gardens have a higher carbon footprint than “conventionally grown produce.”
Researchers define urban gardens as “the practice of farming within the confines of a city.” Like shared garden beds and apartment-grown herbs. It concludes that “food produced through urban agriculture emitted 0.42 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalents per serving, six times higher than the 0.07 kg CO2e per serving of conventionally grown produce.”
The output came from the materials that were used to make the garden infrastructure like garden beds.
This is such a silly study. Climate researchers have by no means concluded that carbon output drives climate change. The researchers also conclude that pesticides and fertilizers help make conventional gardens more green. Come on now. Leave home gardeners alone.